Muscatine cell phone tower 
300' cell phone tower near Muscatine, Iowa
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300' cell phone tower near Muscatine, Iowa
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Solar panel and yagi prep.
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Solar panel and yagi prep.
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Yes.
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Yes.
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One boom installed. This is from the ground looking nearly straight up.
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One boom installed. This is from the ground looking nearly straight up.
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James Jarvis shows the equipment to the parents of the customer.
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James Jarvis shows the equipment to the parents of the customer.
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James of APRS World shows Patrick of Tower Tech the data logger installation steps.
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James of APRS World shows Patrick of Tower Tech the data logger installation steps.
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The solar powered wind data logger is simply bolted to the 4"x4" post. The post is set in concrete.
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The solar powered wind data logger is simply bolted to the 4"x4" post. The post is set in concrete.
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A Tower Tech employee has attached the 10 watt solar panel to the tower and is about to install the 900 MHz yagi antenna. The solar panel powers the wind data logging equipment. The antenna is used to send the live data to the owner's house about 1000 feet away.
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A Tower Tech employee has attached the 10 watt solar panel to the tower and is about to install the 900 MHz yagi antenna. The solar panel powers the wind data logging equipment. The antenna is used to send the live data to the owner's house about 1000 feet away.
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The solar panel is connected to the power board inside the enclosure. The white wire is positive (+) and the black wire is negative / ground (-).
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The solar panel is connected to the power board inside the enclosure. The white wire is positive (+) and the black wire is negative / ground (-).
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The yagi is attached and carefully pointed at the house ~1000' away.
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The yagi is attached and carefully pointed at the house ~1000' away.
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The sensor boom is pulled up the tower with a rope. The sensors, booms, and wiring is assembled on the ground and pulled into location ready to go. This saves signficant time and effort up the tower.
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The sensor boom is pulled up the tower with a rope. The sensors, booms, and wiring is assembled on the ground and pulled into location ready to go. This saves signficant time and effort up the tower.
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The wind is helpful because it blows the anemometer and boom away from the tower to avoid tangles.
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The wind is helpful because it blows the anemometer and boom away from the tower to avoid tangles.
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View inside of the enclosure showing wireless modem and Wind Data Logger.
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View inside of the enclosure showing wireless modem and Wind Data Logger.
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Solar panel and 900 MHz yagi.
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Solar panel and 900 MHz yagi.
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James Jarvis of APRS World terminates the anemometer wiring into the surge protector box.
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James Jarvis of APRS World terminates the anemometer wiring into the surge protector box.
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View towards the residence. This is from about 10' off the ground.
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View towards the residence. This is from about 10' off the ground.
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Solar panel, yagi, and wind data logger.
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Solar panel, yagi, and wind data logger.
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Alyssa Anderson climbed up on the ice bridge to check antenna alignment.
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Alyssa Anderson climbed up on the ice bridge to check antenna alignment.
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Almost done with the outdoor work.
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Almost done with the outdoor work.
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It's the only non-gray box at the site.
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It's the only non-gray box at the site.
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Done.
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Done.
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